#2016ASA Digital Humanities Panels List

A nighttime mural scene: in neon colors, a tree in front of a giant fish. The bottom half is a neon waterscape with coal. The fish is both in and out of the water.

The DH Caucus of the American Studies Asssociation presents a list of the digital humanities panels at #2016ASA. If you'd like something to be added to the list, please feel free to contact me at amanda dot phillips at georgetown dot edu. Looking forward to seeing everyone in Denver this weekend! https://github.com/nolauren/ASA_DH/blob/master/DH_Panels_2016.md Image credit: "Alley …

ModLab on the BBC!

A split screen. On the left side, a white woman and white man performing in front of velvet ropes. On the right, a virtual scene with a male and female avatar mimicking their actions.

One of ModLab's projects, Play the Knave, was just featured on the BBC as part of their coverage of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. The game is something like Shakespeare Karaoke powered by Kinect: two actors choose their avatars, costumes, and scene, then control the avatars' movements in real time while speaking their lines. …

Georgetown Bound

A picture of Healy Hall at Georgetown University, a large, neo-Medieval structure made of dark bricks, with arched windows and a clock tower. In front of the building is a statue of Bishop John Carroll, founder of the university.

I've been sitting on this for a bit now, but I'm both humbled and excited to announce that I'll be joining the Department of English at Georgetown University this fall.   The job market is a terrible, dehumanizing experience for most, and I've had conflicted feelings about so much: about "success," about leaving California, about …

Gaming Race: Seeking Justice Beyond Representation

Text reads," SCMS Atlanta 2016, Wednesday, March 30 - Sunday, April 3." There is a building from downtown Atlanta in the background.

I'm pleased to announce an upcoming panel at SCMS 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. I organized this with Kim Bain (Princeton) and Alexandrina Agloro (Worcester Polytechnic), with Kishonna Gray (Eastern Kentucky) responding to our papers. We are hoping to provoke further conversation about racial justice in video games that goes beyond discourses of diversity and inclusion …